Patents by Inventor Markus F. Hirschbold

Markus F. Hirschbold has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10012702
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems and methods for determining the state of health of a generator battery set and its ability to supply generator starter motor with start-up energy by capturing a profile of voltage across terminals of the battery during a supply of electrical energy from the battery to the starter and comparing the captured voltage profile to a reference voltage profile to determine if a difference between the captured voltage profile and reference voltage profile exceeds an acceptable amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: Markus F. Hirschbold, Daniel Neil Loewen
  • Patent number: 9792552
    Abstract: At least one aspect of the invention is directed to a power monitoring system including a generator coupled to a fuel tank, a plurality of monitors, and a processor configured to monitor one or more loads drawing power from the generator; monitor one or more parameters that affect the amount of power drawn by the one or more loads; monitor a fuel consumption rate of the generator; generate one or more load profiles for each of the one or more loads; receive a set of the one or more loads for which a predicted time is to be generated; receive values for the one or more parameters; generate a predicted load profile for the set of the one or more loads and the values of the one or more parameters; receive information indicating an amount of remaining fuel; and calculate a predicted available run time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: Markus F. Hirschbold, John C. Van Gorp
  • Patent number: 9784798
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems and methods for determining the state of health of a generator battery set and its ability to supply generator starter motor with start-up energy by capturing a profile of voltage across terminals of the battery during a supply of electrical energy from the battery to the starter and comparing the captured voltage profile to a reference voltage profile to determine if a difference between the captured voltage profile and reference voltage profile exceeds an acceptable amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: Markus F. Hirschbold, John C. Van Gorp, Stewart J. Harding, Donald Theodore Demasson
  • Publication number: 20160003919
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems and methods for determining the state of health of a generator battery set and its ability to supply generator starter motor with start-up energy by capturing a profile of voltage across terminals of the battery during a supply of electrical energy from the battery to the starter and comparing the captured voltage profile to a reference voltage profile to determine if a difference between the captured voltage profile and reference voltage profile exceeds an acceptable amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Markus F. Hirschbold, John C. Van Gorp, Stewart J. Harding, Donald Theodore Demasson
  • Publication number: 20150331061
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems and methods for determining the state of health of a generator battery set and its ability to supply generator starter motor with start-up energy by capturing a profile of voltage across terminals of the battery during a supply of electrical energy from the battery to the starter and comparing the captured voltage profile to a reference voltage profile to determine if a difference between the captured voltage profile and reference voltage profile exceeds an acceptable amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: Markus F. Hirschbold, Daniel Neil Loewen
  • Publication number: 20150324696
    Abstract: At least one aspect of the invention is directed to a power monitoring system including a generator coupled to a fuel tank, a plurality of monitors, and a processor configured to monitor one or more loads drawing power from the generator; monitor one or more parameters that affect the amount of power drawn by the one or more loads; monitor a fuel consumption rate of the generator; generate one or more load profiles for each of the one or more loads; receive a set of the one or more loads for which a predicted time is to be generated; receive values for the one or more parameters; generate a predicted load profile for the set of the one or more loads and the values of the one or more parameters; receive information indicating an amount of remaining fuel; and calculate a predicted available run time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Markus F. Hirschbold, John C. Van Gorp
  • Patent number: 9103895
    Abstract: An automated emergency power supply system (EPSS) and testing solution that records generator load values and engine exhaust temperature values to evaluate whether an EPSS test satisfies legislated test criteria. The EPSS test is carried out under software control, which initiates a test by instructing an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to change its status to a test status, causing the essential loads to be powered by a generator instead of a main utility power source. Power monitors record the ATS and generator status during the test as well as electrical parameter data from the ATS and generator and exhaust temperature data and other engine parameter data from the generator. When the test is concluded, the ATS is instructed to return the status to normal so that power delivery is resumed from the main power source. The electrical and engine parameter data is analyzed and compared against legislated test criteria to determine a pass/fail result of the EPSS test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: Martin A. Hancock, Markus F. Hirschbold, John Charles Eggink, Peter Cowan, James M. Taufer, James A. Vun Cannon
  • Patent number: 8924177
    Abstract: An automated emergency power supply system (EPSS) and testing solution that records generator load values and engine exhaust temperature values to evaluate whether an EPSS test satisfies legislated test criteria. The EPSS test is carried out under software control, which initiates a test by instructing an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to change its status to a test status, causing the essential loads to be powered by a generator instead of a main utility power source. Power monitors record the ATS and generator status during the test as well as electrical parameter data from the ATS and generator and exhaust temperature data and other engine parameter data from the generator. When the test is concluded, the ATS is instructed to return the status to normal so that power delivery is resumed from the main power source. The electrical and engine parameter data is analyzed and compared against legislated test criteria to determine a pass/fail result of the EPSS test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Hancock, Markus F. Hirschbold, John Charles Eggink, Peter Cowan, James M. Taufer, James A. Vun Cannon
  • Patent number: 8903674
    Abstract: An automated emergency power supply system (EPSS) and testing solution that records generator load values and engine exhaust temperature values to evaluate whether an EPSS test satisfies legislated test criteria. The EPSS test is carried out under software control, which initiates a test by instructing an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to change its status to a test status, causing the essential loads to be powered by a generator instead of a main utility power source. Power monitors record the ATS and generator status during the test as well as electrical parameter data from the ATS and generator and exhaust temperature data and other engine parameter data from the generator. When the test is concluded, the ATS is instructed to return the status to normal so that power delivery is resumed from the main power source. The electrical and engine parameter data is analyzed and compared against legislated test criteria to determine a pass/fail result of the EPSS test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Hancock, Markus F. Hirschbold, John Charles Eggink, Peter Cowan
  • Patent number: 8483982
    Abstract: An automated emergency power supply system (EPSS) and testing solution that records generator load values and engine exhaust temperature values to evaluate whether an EPSS test satisfies legislated test criteria. The EPSS test is carried out under software control, which initiates a test by instructing an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to change its status to a test status, causing the essential loads to be powered by a generator instead of a main utility power source. Power monitors record the ATS and generator status during the test as well as electrical parameter data from the ATS and generator and exhaust temperature data and other engine parameter data from the generator. When the test is concluded, the ATS is instructed to return the status to normal so that power delivery is resumed from the main power source. The electrical and engine parameter data is analyzed and compared against legislated test criteria to determine a pass/fail result of the EPSS test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Hancock, Markus F. Hirschbold, John Charles Eggink, Peter Cowan
  • Patent number: 8433531
    Abstract: An automated emergency power supply system (EPSS) and testing solution that records generator load values and engine exhaust temperature values to evaluate whether an EPSS test satisfies legislated test criteria. The EPSS test is carried out under software control, which initiates a test by instructing an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to change its status to a test status, causing the essential loads to be powered by a generator instead of a main utility power source. Power monitors record the ATS and generator status during the test as well as electrical parameter data from the ATS and generator and exhaust temperature data and other engine parameter data from the generator. When the test is concluded, the ATS is instructed to return the status to normal so that power delivery is resumed from the main power source. The electrical and engine parameter data is analyzed and compared against legislated test criteria to determine a pass/fail result of the EPSS test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Hancock, Markus F. Hirschbold, John Charles Eggink, Peter Cowan
  • Patent number: 8407017
    Abstract: An automated emergency power supply system (EPSS) and testing solution that records generator load values and engine exhaust temperature values to evaluate whether an EPSS test satisfies legislated test criteria. The EPSS test is carried out under software control, which initiates a test by instructing an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to change its status to a test status, causing the essential loads to be powered by a generator instead of a main utility power source. Power monitors record the ATS and generator status during the test as well as electrical parameter data from the ATS and generator and exhaust temperature data and other engine parameter data from the generator. When the test is concluded, the ATS is instructed to return the status to normal so that power delivery is resumed from the main power source. The electrical and engine parameter data is analyzed and compared against legislated test criteria to determine a pass/fail result of the EPSS test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Hancock, Markus F. Hirschbold, John Charles Eggink, Peter Cowan
  • Publication number: 20120105097
    Abstract: An automated emergency power supply system (EPSS) and testing solution that records generator load values and engine exhaust temperature values to evaluate whether an EPSS test satisfies legislated test criteria. The EPSS test is carried out under software control, which initiates a test by instructing an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to change its status to a test status, causing the essential loads to be powered by a generator instead of a main utility power source. Power monitors record the ATS and generator status during the test as well as electrical parameter data from the ATS and generator and exhaust temperature data and other engine parameter data from the generator. When the test is concluded, the ATS is instructed to return the status to normal so that power delivery is resumed from the main power source. The electrical and engine parameter data is analyzed and compared against legislated test criteria to determine a pass/fail result of the EPSS test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Hancock, Markus F. Hirschbold, John Charles Eggink, Peter Cowan
  • Publication number: 20120109553
    Abstract: An automated emergency power supply system (EPSS) and testing solution that records generator load values and engine exhaust temperature values to evaluate whether an EPSS test satisfies legislated test criteria. The EPSS test is carried out under software control, which initiates a test by instructing an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to change its status to a test status, causing the essential loads to be powered by a generator instead of a main utility power source. Power monitors record the ATS and generator status during the test as well as electrical parameter data from the ATS and generator and exhaust temperature data and other engine parameter data from the generator. When the test is concluded, the ATS is instructed to return the status to normal so that power delivery is resumed from the main power source. The electrical and engine parameter data is analyzed and compared against legislated test criteria to determine a pass/fail result of the EPSS test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Hancock, Markus F. Hirschbold, John Charles Eggink, Peter Cowan
  • Publication number: 20120110386
    Abstract: An automated emergency power supply system (EPSS) and testing solution that records generator load values and engine exhaust temperature values to evaluate whether an EPSS test satisfies legislated test criteria. The EPSS test is carried out under software control, which initiates a test by instructing an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to change its status to a test status, causing the essential loads to be powered by a generator instead of a main utility power source. Power monitors record the ATS and generator status during the test as well as electrical parameter data from the ATS and generator and exhaust temperature data and other engine parameter data from the generator. When the test is concluded, the ATS is instructed to return the status to normal so that power delivery is resumed from the main power source. The electrical and engine parameter data is analyzed and compared against legislated test criteria to determine a pass/fail result of the EPSS test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Hancock, Markus F. Hirschbold, John Charles Eggink, Peter Cowan
  • Publication number: 20120105098
    Abstract: An automated emergency power supply system (EPSS) and testing solution that records generator load values and engine exhaust temperature values to evaluate whether an EPSS test satisfies legislated test criteria. The EPSS test is carried out under software control, which initiates a test by instructing an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to change its status to a test status, causing the essential loads to be powered by a generator instead of a main utility power source. Power monitors record the ATS and generator status during the test as well as electrical parameter data from the ATS and generator and exhaust temperature data and other engine parameter data from the generator. When the test is concluded, the ATS is instructed to return the status to normal so that power delivery is resumed from the main power source. The electrical and engine parameter data is analyzed and compared against legislated test criteria to determine a pass/fail result of the EPSS test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Hancock, Markus F. Hirschbold, John Charles Eggink, Peter Cowan
  • Publication number: 20120109552
    Abstract: An automated emergency power supply system (EPSS) and testing solution that records generator load values and engine exhaust temperature values to evaluate whether an EPSS test satisfies legislated test criteria. The EPSS test is carried out under software control, which initiates a test by instructing an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to change its status to a test status, causing the essential loads to be powered by a generator instead of a main utility power source. Power monitors record the ATS and generator status during the test as well as electrical parameter data from the ATS and generator and exhaust temperature data and other engine parameter data from the generator. When the test is concluded, the ATS is instructed to return the status to normal so that power delivery is resumed from the main power source. The electrical and engine parameter data is analyzed and compared against legislated test criteria to determine a pass/fail result of the EPSS test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Hancock, Markus F. Hirschbold, John Charles Eggink, Peter Cowan
  • Patent number: 7979221
    Abstract: An electric power meter is disclosed which includes an analog to digital converter for converting sensed voltage and/or current signals to digital signals corresponding thereto. The meter further comprises storage for storing the digital signals. The meter further comprises a processor for performing power calculations upon the digital signals, and converting the calculations and the digital signals into at least one network protocol. The meter further comprises a network interface for interfacing with an external network. A system for modifying the functionality of the electric power meter is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Power Measurement Ltd.
    Inventors: Bryan J. Gilbert, J. Bradford Forth, Jordon M. Dagg, Martin A. Hancock, Markus F. Hirschbold, Geoffrey T. Hyatt, Simon H. Lightbody
  • Patent number: 7917314
    Abstract: An electric power meter is disclosed. The meter comprises means for digitally sampling voltage and current. The meter further comprises means for storing the digitally sampled voltage and current. The meter further comprises means for performing power calculations upon the digitally sampled voltage and current, and converting the calculations and the digitally sampled voltage and current into at least one network protocol. The meter further comprises means for interfacing with an external network. A system for modifying the functionality of the electric power meter is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Power Measurement Ltd.
    Inventors: Bryan J. Gilbert, J. Bradford Forth, Jordon M. Dagg, Martin A. Hancock, Markus F. Hirschbold, Geoffrey T. Hyatt, Simon H. Lightbody
  • Patent number: 7644290
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting and responding to device tampering in an Energy Management (“EM”) device is disclosed. The EM device is provided with mechanisms to detect and indicate unauthorized tampering with the device. Further, in response to detected unauthorized tampering, the device may take actions to protect the integrity of data generated by the device as well as protect any confidential data stored within the device. Such actions may include preventing further device operation, generating warnings to the device owner/user, marking subsequently generated data as suspect, destroying stored confidential data, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Power Measurement Ltd.
    Inventors: Douglas S. Ransom, Hal E. Etheridge, Stewart J. Harding, Markus F. Hirschbold, Theresa M. Köster, Simon H. Lightbody